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    What are swapfiles??

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    What are swapfiles??
    I am going through different things to erase on my harddrive and i found a folder named vm that has swapfiles. They are 512 ,256,126, 64 mb files and they are named swapfile1, swapfile2, etc. are these important files or can i erase them?
    thanx

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    What are swapfiles??
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    Swapfiles are virtual memory files:

    If your RAM is full, OS X will move some RAM data onto the harddrive to free up RAM for other applications.

    It will be deleted/replaced automatically as required by the system - don't manually delete it!

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    What are swapfiles??

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    Thanx good thing i didnt delete it.

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